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Hobo Turned Poet

 

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At age 19, Carl Sandburg left his boyhood home in Illinois he took no bag or supplies. He was headed for the open rode where he would live as a hobo. Sandburgs hobo experiences wood appear later in his writing. He become best know for his poetry. He also wrote folk songs and a biography of abraham Lincoln. "Time is the coin of your life" Sandburg said. "It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.

Answer Key

At age 19, Carl Sandburg left his boyhood home in Illinois. He took no bag or supplies. He was headed for the open road where he would live as a hobo. Sandburg's hobo experiences would appear later in his writing. He became best known for his poetry. He also wrote folk songs and a biography of Abraham Lincoln. "Time is the coin of your life," Sandburg said. "It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent."


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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08/20/2004